New Books 11/29!

Jason Diamond – Searching for John Hughes

For Jason Diamond, a Jewish kid from a broken home growing up in suburban Chicago, John Hughes and his films were his whole life — a love and connection that manifested in a dream to write THE John Hughes biography — a biography that, with no training, background, or direction, ever manifested and instead provided the hilarious and inspiring story of what comes after the “Go for it!” command to young creatives to pursue their dreams. Part big dream, part big failure, part John Hughes movies, part Chicago, part New York – this is the story of a young man who searched for John Hughes and instead discovered himself.

Get your book today in preparation for the event JAN 21, at 6PM, where Jason Diamond will be in conversation with Michael Schaub!

Michael Moorcock – Gloriana 

A classic of fantasy fiction is back in print! First published in 1978, Gloriana is a brilliant, bawdy, and cruel reimagining of Queen Elizabeth’s reign set in the alternate English kingdom of Albion. Often cited as one of the great works of speculative fiction and fantasy, Gloriana has won both the World Fantasy Award and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction. Even better, Michael Moorcock, hailed as one of the most inflential writers in his field and recently listed by The Times (London) as one of Britain’s 50 greatest writers, will be here DEC 7 at 7PM to discuss the revival of his spellbinding book, Gloriana.

Erika Johansen – Fate of the Tearling

Brand new today is the stunning conclusion to a series that has won a dazzling array of honors, THE FATE OF THE TEARLING, a suspenseful and shocking conclusion that holds the life of Queen Kelsea and the Tearling in the balance. 

Anne Rice – Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis 

From the queen of the vampire chronicles comes an ambitious and exhilarating new novel of utopian vision and power – the legends of Atlantis and the mysterious spirit that granted this great lost city life and death have awakened with urgency, their target none other than Lestat, the vampire prince.

 Lauren Graham – Talking As Fast As I Can

Lauren Graham’s first work of non-fiction is a collection of essays detailing life as a Gilmore Girl then and now, what it was like getting set up for meet-cutes at awards shows (“When you’ve just had three hours of hair, makeup, and styling, you’ve already set the bar too high”), and even that time she was asked to audition her butt for a role! TALKING AS FAST AS I CAN is like a cozy night in, swapping stories, laughing and catching up with your best friend.

David France – How to Survive a Plague 

With his unparalleled access to a grassroots activist community who learned to become their own researchers, lobbyists, drug smugglers, and clinicians, established their own newspapers, research journals, and laboratories, and forced reform in the nation’s disease-fighting agencies, David France illuminates these extraordinary lives in this insider’s account of a pivotal moment in the history of American civil rights. Powerful, heart-wrenching, and finally exhilarating, How to Survive a Plague is destined to become an essential part of the literature of AIDS.

John A Flanagan – The Battle of Hackham Heath

Ranger Halt is back! In this, the second Early Years novel from John Flanagan, Araluen’s favorite ranger Halt embarks on yet another fabulous adventure. Check online at for *signed copies* of THE BATTLE OF HACKHAM HEATH!


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